What Is Rocket LEague?
Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. Described as "soccer, but with rocket-powered cars," Rocket League involves two teams that use rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent's goal and score points over the course of a match. The game includes single-player and multiplayer modes that can be played both locally and online, including cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows versions, as well as cross-play between Xbox One, Switch, and Windows versions.
How Does Rocket League Work?
Players control a rocket-powered car and use it to hit a ball that is much larger than the cars towards the other goal to score points. Rocket League resembles a soccer game with elements of a demolition derby.
Players' cars have the ability to jump to hit the ball while in midair. The players can also pick up speed boosts by passing their cars over marked spaces on the field, enabling them to quickly cross the field, use the added momentum to hit the ball, or ram into another player's car to destroy it. (Destroyed cars respawn moments later.)
Matches are typically five minutes long with a sudden death overtime if the game is tied at that point.
Why DO KIDS like it?
Rocket League is a game that is easy to learn but hard to master. The concept is simple, and the gameplay is accessible to gamers of all skill levels, but skill must be developed to compete at a high level.
Rocket League also offers many cosmetic upgrades, allowing players to customize their in-game appearance with new cars, colors, and accessories. Matches can be played 1 versus 1, 2 versus 2, 3 versus 3, or 4 versus 4, facing off in stylized soccer arenas.
Rating Summary: This is an action-racing game in which players drive futuristic cars to play games of soccer. Players attempt to score the most goals as they compete in a variety of game modes (e.g., Season, Exhibition, Training). One song contains lyrics that reference tobacco (e.g., “I've been dining on coffee and cigarettes”).